Hi I’m Ryan Saunders. I like to say that I am an under average television viewer. I don’t like spending that much time watching television, because I’m usually working, playing hockey, or attending class. If you do find me watching television it is usually the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D. series. I’m a huge Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago Cubs fan, so I try to watch every single game. On occasion I’ll watch Seinfeld or Two and a Half men, but it’s usually limited. I’ve heard very good things about the show Scandal, so I have recently started watching that.
I believe this upcoming challenge of watching three seasons of “The Wire” is going to be something new for everyone. I’m not sure about others but I’ve never really watched a show and had to blog my reactions to it. I think this will be an interesting new course for me and a lot of other people. Blogging makes you think of what the message, and story of the episode really is. I personally think it will be a challenge, but everyone has their own opinions so in some cases you can’t be wrong. The watching part of the three season of “The Wire” won’t be the hard part. If we wanted to, we could sit down and binge watch a whole ten episodes a day if you had the time. I like challenges, and I’m looking forward to this class.
I haven’t heard much comment on the Baltimore based television show. I’ve talked with a few people who have watched a little bit of the series, and they’ve told me pros and cons about it. Some have said that it is a very interesting television show, and some have said that it can be hard to understand if you aren’t paying close attention. From the small introduction we received on Thursday, “The Wire” showed to be tough to understand if you don’t pay close attention to the dialogue.
From this experience, I hope to become a better analyzer and writer of television shows. Like I said earlier, this is something new to me, and I would like to become stronger on my writing abilities when it comes to analyzing material. Being able to understand the television show is an important thing overall. I would also like to work on my ability to understand what the message/theme of an episode is. By doing that, this will help my writing abilities, and I’ll be able to write and explain myself better.